The Purity of Birdsong

Birdsong Sounds Sweeter Because Throats Filter Out Messy Overtones The purity of birdsong is owed in large part to rapid, controlled changes in the shape of the birds' upper vocal tracts, according to a new study of Northern Cardinals by scientists. Their report

Mute swans are beautiful, but deadly

Mute swans are beautiful, but deadly By KAY CHARTER Special to the Record-Eagle How would we react if we opened our morning newspaper to find a headline that read as follows: "Nests of endangered and threatened birds destroyed" Without a doubt, most of us would

What You Can See on April 2

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. White Reprise As the last patches of snow shrink under a high, lingering sun,

Note to All Participants

This blog, along with my ailing computer, will be down and inactive for the best part of next week -- March 27-31. However, please continue to post your comments. All comments must be checked by me before posting, and this I will do as soon as computer and blog


This piece, by one of the most respected hunting writers in the United States, gives the lie to those who proclaim that the public outcry against bear baiting is the work of the "antis" or that fair-chase bear hunting is too difficult and time-consuming